Fellini and the Ancient World

12 May 2015 time 20:30 |

Cinema Odeon, Piazza Strozzi/Via degli Anselmi, Firenze


Admission free while places last


Satyricon, directed by Federico Fellini (I, 1969, 129’)
Italian version, without subtitles

Adapted from the work of Petronius from the first century AD, Fellini’s Satyricon creates a labyrinth of story and color, weaving the story of the two main characters Encolpio (Martin Potter) and Ascyltus (Hiram Keller) together with countless episodes and stories of profanity and arrogance. Taking up the complex and fragmented story of the decadence imperial Rome, the film is an extraordinary experiment from the chorus costume characters to the complex narrative that peaks with the famous Trimalcione dinner.
‘All of Satyricon is designed as a giant hunting image that, at the cost of burning the old ways of style, give the maximum of evidence figurative fantasies of Fellini and orchestras in a mystery play of light and shadow. Here is his glory, and here his chance’ – Grazzini.

The film is part of the event series Tuesday at the Movies with Palazzo Strozzi, a collaboration between Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Odeon Cinema Florence for the exhibition Power and Pathos. Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World.

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Since its inception, the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi has clearly declared its mission to be ‘not just exhibitions’. Exhibitions at Palazzo Strozzi have been considered a means to reach the Fondazione’s main goal: to help make Florence a dynamic contemporary city, and thereby contribute to renewed quality tourism, increased economic growth, and a better quality of life for its citizens. The Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi uses its exhibitions to create exciting new ways for tourists and citizens alike to explore the city, the county and the entire region of Tuscany. These innovative programmes include special itineraries, guided visits to the studios of contemporary artists, travelling street theatre performances and international conferences. The main ‘laboratory’ is the Palazzo Strozzi, but the experiments happen throughout the city and beyond.


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